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Hardware Supported Data-Driven Modeling for ECU Function Development

Journal Article
ISSN: 2641-9637, e-ISSN: 2641-9645
Published April 14, 2020 by SAE International in United States
Hardware Supported Data-Driven Modeling for ECU Function Development
Citation: Nguyen, C., Gutjahr, T., Banker, A., Burkard, D. et al., "Hardware Supported Data-Driven Modeling for ECU Function Development," SAE Int. J. Adv. & Curr. Prac. in Mobility 2(5):2948-2955, 2020,
Language: English


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